Rescue Kennel Club Gearing Up

Dog show to reach beyond snooty purebloods, bluebloods

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    A Borzoi named Sunburst Huntsman At Mechta,from Japan, takes a treat from his handler during Eukanuba World Challenge at the Tenth Annual AKC Eukanuba National Championship dog show on Sunday Dec. 5,2010 in Long Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

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    by Bruce Felps

    There’s a new dog show in town, one for us — we? — mutts and throwaways of the world.

    It’s called "The Throw Away Classic" put on by a new organization called The Rescue Kennel Club — you know, a take-off from Westminster Kennel Club, home of the purebreds and bluebloods of upper crust society.

    This dog show — it takes place June 18, so the time and place will be forthcoming — features rescues and homeless canines in shelters or foster care trained by the rescuers, foster humans, and volunteers.

    Ah, and speaking of volunteers, the organizers need some, well, a lot of some. According to a press release issued by Pets Are for Life, “We don't need any more people asking ‘how much is that doggy in the window?’ That is where all of you come in. We need volunteers [who] will help teach and train, judges for the show, all the media connections we can possibly get, and a ton of other jobs. If you want to be a part of the new rescue world, a world where it's all about the dogs, and learn to be a dog trainer along the way.”

    Volunteer trainers will receive their training from a certified dog trainer, Butch Cappel.

    Call 817-483-2026 or e-mail to volunteer.

    Get out there and show the pretty dogs of the world what the everydog can do.


    Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. Dog training wouldn’t be his problem. It’d be training him.